Raiders Season Ends With Loss to Edgewood


June 13, 2019

Photo courtesy of Jenny DeLorme

All eyes of the strong and stingy Raider girls soccer defense, including senior Goalkeeper Rachael Heittola, are focused on stopping an Edgewood forward from crossing the goal net. From left: #6 Karstyn Rossing, #17 Ellie Gentilli, #5 Emma Anson, #2 Rachael Heittola and #4 Julia McNamar.

And just like that....3+ months on the soccer field comes to an end. For the seniors, WHAT AN AMAZING RIDE!! Multiple conference and regional championships, state runner-up finish, and 20+ shutouts in 25 games. A grinding, bend-but-don't-break defense, and an astonishing goalkeeper. Thank you senior ladies, you will definitely be MISSED next season!!

This past Thursday, the Lady Raiders traveled to undefeated #2 seeded McFarland for a Sectional Semi-Final matchup. After 90 minutes, two 10-minute overtimes, and a sudden death PK shootout, the Raiders PREVAILED 4-3, with sophomore Kirsten Krantz blasting in the final goal!! Also putting in PK shots were senior Ellawyn Fong, senior Goalie Rachael Heittola, and sophomore Jaylynn Benson. Goalkeeper Rachael Heittola had 2 huge saves to aid us in the exciting victory!

Moving on to Saturday for the Sectional Final match, the Raider girls traveled to #1 seeded host Madison Edgewood. A tough battle for almost the entire first half, and Edgewood snuck one in the net for the only goal in the game. They finished strong but ended with the 0-1 loss just one game shy of State. Congratulations to Edgewood, and the Raiders can keep their heads high as finishing the season 19-3-5, allowing 6 goals scored on the entire season, a conference and regional Championship, and MANY great memories!!

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Thank you again ladies....look forward to next season!

Photo courtesy of Jenny DeLorme

The Sugar River Raiders celebrate their win over McFarland.


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